Now meet thy fate, incens'd Belinda cry'd, And drew a deadly bodkin from her side.
(The same, his ancient personage to deck,
Her great great grandsire wore about his neck,
In three seal-rings; which after, melted down,
Form'd a vast buckle for his widow's gown:
Her infant grandame's whistle next it grew,
The bells she jingled, and the whistle blew;
Then in a bodkin grac'd her mother's hairs,
Which long she wore, and now Belinda wears.)
These lines gently mock the epic convention of _____.

the arming of the epic hero
the ancestry of the warrior
the genealogy of the weapon
the posing of the epic question


Answer 1
Answer: the genealogy of the weapon

This description of Belinda's dagger in this poem mocks the epic convention where an author would trace the genealogy of a weapon back as far as possible. The tone here is less serious than most epics would use, but still traces the dagger back through everyone else in her family that had possession of it. 

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N this excerpt from the poem "Old Ironsides" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, what is the meaning of the word tread? Her deck, once red with heroes' blood Where knelt the vanquished foe, When winds were hurrying o'er the flood And waves were white below, No more shall feel the victor's tread, Or know the conquered knee;— A-crush



E. March.


This excerpt from a poem tells the story of someone or something (possibly a ship) that at one point in time relished in nothing but victories, but in current times that is no more, and anyone facing this object will no longer witness the "victor's tread" - referring to a warrior's march performed after defeating the enemy.

Therefore, March is the correct answer.

The answer is C.quell

Why do you think he avoided using the first person when he talked about himself?


ivorie yo big neck ahh


Which sentence contains an indirect quotation? A) Bob and Susan weren't home. B) Bob told Susan that he wanted to go shopping this evening. C) Bob picked Susan up from the store. D) Bob listened attentively as Susan talked.


The answer is B.

This is because it shows someone saying something, but it is what the writer has told us as an audience not a normal quotation that we see in a book.

For example, a direct quotation would be:

"Mom! I don't want to do my homework now!" Darren complained.

This is because we can see the exact words of what Darren said.

Whereas an indirect quotation would be:

Darren told his mom he didn't want to do homework now.

- Because we have to trust the writer what Darren said but cannot see the exact words.

Hope I helped,



The company tried to __________________ the public to believe that construction would not harm the gorillas. a. convince
b. brainwash
c. persuade d.influence .



The correct answer is Brainwash! The other person is completely wrong SMH...

The company tried to a.convince
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